Men's Basketball

John Roche to be honored as Gamecock Great Saturday

Feb. 13, 2008

Columbia, S.C.-John Roche, a South Carolina Basketball three time All-American, will be honored as a part of Carolina's 100 Years of Gamecock Basketball celebration this weekend. During halftime of Saturday's game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Roche will be recognized as a Gamecock Great. Roche is an integral part of Gamecock Basketball, leading the team to its first ACC Championship in 1970, as well as being the third leading scorer in Carolina history with 1,910 career points, averaging 22.5 ppg, good for second all-time, over his three year tenure. He earned All-American honors each year he played with the Gamecocks and was the 1969 ACC Player of the Year. His #11 jersey is one of five Gamecock men's basketball jerseys retired. After being honored at halftime, he will be available to sign autographs at the Delta Dental Stage on the main concourse of the Colonial Center. Tickets are still available on-line at or by calling 800.4SC.FANS.



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